Sculpin IPA - Ballast Point Brewing Company
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Reviews by afluentturtle:
4.79/5 rDev +8.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
Poured from a bottle into a Stone enjoy by pint glass
Appearance: Pale amber, slight haze, one and a half finger of frothy marshmallow head. Only a little lacing which I was a little disappointed in.
Smell: Pretty much just like you had a handful of hops and crushed them in your hand and then took a deep breath. A little citrus and pine but 99.9% is hops.
Taste: WOW. I am not the biggest IPA fan but this beer just blew me away in the taste category. The first sip is like biting into a juicy orange/mango/pineapple/grape fruit hybrid. Gradually the hops and grapefruit begin to take over with some pine and malts also detectable. Absolutely amazing flavor, that is all you need to know.
Mouthfeel: Great carbonation, nice dryish finish, no alcohol burn.
Overall: This is my new favorite IPA for sure. Only complaints that I find is the lack of lacing and maybe wish the citrus came through a little more in the smell.
Serving type: bottle
01-14-2013 17:35:24 | More by afluentturtle
More User Reviews:
4.43/5 rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
bottled 13351, so this is 3 months old
Pours golden honey with great clarity. Half finger head with good retention.
Aroma is tangerine at first whiff complimented with orange peel. Limited pine and barely some biscuit, bready malt.
Taste is tangerine and orange like the nose but pine and bitterness also shine thru. A little lemon. More of the Christmas tree comes thru further in as well as the malt base. Hop bomb up front but balances nicely as palate adjusts.
Light to moderate bodied with moderate to high carbonation. Pretty dry finish.
Funny I remember this carrying much more piney dankness but this bottle was much more citrus. Definitely a solid IPA. 7% abv, fairly light bodied and dry makes this a solid go to pretty much any time. Some just as good or better ones out there less than the price point though.
Serving type: bottle
03-12-2014 01:00:36 | More by hopflyer
5/5 rDev +13.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
This is truly a world-class beer. If you have not had the pleasure of trying it, then you are missing out. I am looking forward to trying many of their other selections of beer that have just made it into my region.
Despite being served in a plastic go-cup, this beer is still amazing. When you live in Savannah and rarely sit at one place for very long, you must have a travel beer/roadie. Hence the plastic cup.
Even with the plastic, the lacing is beautiful and head is durable. The slightly citrusy aroma comes through as well.
I am big on mouthfeel, and the smoothness of this beer is unparalleled. I imagine that this is what separates many of the world-class beers from the rest.
Serving type: on-tap
03-11-2014 13:22:59 | More by RavenForBeer
Sculpin IPA from Ballast Point Brewing Company
98 out of 100 based on 6,921 ratings.